Do I have a treat for you!!!! Take a break from holiday shopping, grab a coffee, get comfy. Our friend Jessica, from GCP/Forever, is stopping by with a very special guest, author of 24 books, Ms. Dee Davis!!!
Dee Davis has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. During a ten-year career in public relations, she spent three years on the public speaking circuit, edited two newsletters, wrote three award winning public service announcements, did television and radio commercials, starred in the Seven Year Itch, taught college classes, lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress, and served as the director of two associations.
Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she’s won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she has sold twenty-one books and four novellas, including the A-Tac Series and Set-Up in SoHo.
She’s lived in Austria and traveled in Europe extensively. And although she now lives in Manhattan she still calls Texas home.
Visit Ms. Davis at her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and GoodReads.
So one of the things I hate most in life is starting over. See, I’ve moved all off my life. Every two years when I was a kid. My dad turned down a commission in the army because my mom didn’t want to move so much. So we think he went out immediately and found a job that meant moving more than the army. I definitely get my passive aggressive tendencies from my father. But I digress. The point is that I always thought that when I found that perfect someone (and I did) that I’d get married, find the perfect house and settle down FOREVER. No more moving.
But life has a way of turning proclamations like that on their ear. And I am hear to tell you that in twenty-three years of marriage, I have moved six times. Which is a much better average than my youth, but still…it’s a lot of new houses and apartments. So you can just imagine when my husband announced that he thought we should leave Manhattan and move to the country. (Suburbs really, but in this part of the world it feels like the country). The soundtrack of Green Acres started playing in my head as I tried to picture myself in Hooterville.
Well, of course that turns out to have been a drastic overstatement. I’ve seen nothing but beautiful villages, most with fabulous shopping and entertainment options close-by. And the houses are to die for. Beautiful turn of the century Victorians. Mid-twentieth century homes that have been beautifully maintained on graceful tree-shrouded lots. And most exciting of all, antique homes built when people like Thomas Jefferson were president. Imagine living in a home with that kind of history.
But the idea, although definitely more palatable, still scares the heck out of me. Did I mention that I don’t like change? But I also know, thanks to all the moving around over the years, that every place has something amazing to offer. And that if you can survive the actual house-hunting, moving period, then only great things await as you explore your new environs. But standing here at the beginning of the quest, I’m still a little panicked. And all I’m talking about is moving house.
What if you found yourself completely adrift? What if the career you’d worked your whole life to be a part of suddenly was taken away. Ended by something completely out of your control? That’s the kind of change that can shake you to the very core. And something so many Americans have had to face of late with our economic challenges.
And that’s exactly where the hero of my latest A-Tac novel, Double Danger, finds himself. After a mission gone horribly wrong, Simon Kincaid finds himself injured, and as a result unable to continue as a Navy S.E.A.L. Not only that, men under his charge were killed during the same mission—one of them his best friend, Ryan. Trying to regroup, and redefine himself, Simon lands a job with A-Tac, a black ops arm of the CIA using the cover of a bucolic NY college as cover. But finding his place in the tightly-knit unit hasn’t been easy. And when all hell breaks loose and he’s reunited with Ryan’s widow, he is forced to face not only his failures in the recent past, but also those from long ago, when he chose to walk away from the only woman he ever loved.
Change is never easy. But sometimes out of great trials come amazing things. All we have to do is open our hearts and embrace the future. (And in my case—give up Times Square!)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ignoring his instincts once cost Simon a vital op-and the life of his best friend, Ryan. Now as escalating, violent attacks hit A-Tac, another person he loves is in danger. Homeland Security agent Jillian Montgomery’s investigation has suddenly brought her back into Simon’s life, and unless they can learn to trust each other, their dangerous mission will fail.
After her husband Ryan’s death, Jillian dedicates herself to saving others. She can’t afford to be tempted by Simon, even though his every touch reignites the desire they once shared. But in the last desperate minutes before disaster strikes, their second chance at love might be the most lethal trap of all . . .
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